Last reply 2 months ago
Cladribine or ocriluzimab

Hi all,
I am currently taking Tecfidera for relapsing remitting MS I Was diagnoses in June 2019 but was having symptoms from the previous October, I have been having some new symptoms lately and I have recently spoken to my neurologist who feels there maybe some new lesions so I will have to have another MRI and see what’s happening but if this is the case he has suggested to try a different drug the choice being cladribine or ocriluzimab? I have done a bit of research but just wanted other people’s opinions of they feel is the better treatment and the pros and cons of both. Many thanks.

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2 months ago

I’m on Ocrevus (ocriluzimab) and many people in this forum are although there are also people on cladribine. I think Dr Boster covers about all of them in his videos reviewing how each of them work, he has a playlist just on the various DMTs and I think reviews them all pretty objectively:

I think I have been doing well on Ocrevus which I started last fall but won’t know for sure until MRIs are taken. That will tell the full truth.

I don’t really feel any side effects or have had any issues. I think my mobility and cognitive functions are better. What is best for you will likely relate to your age, symptoms, aggressiveness of your MS progression and acceptance of risk. Dr Boster addresses many of those issues in his videos-

Good luck 🙂 the more we know the better off we are to make decisions and have these discussions with the Doc

2 months ago

@itsmewithms thank you I will watch this video x

2 months ago

There are literally hundreds of videos on his site 😉 but I know he has ones that cover most of the DMTs and comparisons between them. Good luck-

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